Yahoo Sports Fantasy Basketball

in partnership with

Ballarz (ID# 89360)
  • Trevor Ariza resting on Friday
    Trevor Ariza (rest) will not play vs. the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: He's a perfect in Mike D'Antoni's system and has started to turn things around after a slow start to the preseason, averaging 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 treys per game. Corey Brewer and K.J. McDaniels should both get a long look on Friday. 29 minutes ago
  • Eric Gordon resting on Friday
    Eric Gordon will rest vs. the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: He should open the season as the starter at SG, especially with Patrick Beverley possibly needing knee surgery. Gordon is averaging 15.2 points and 2.5 treys per game during the preseason and looks like a nice value pick late. K.J. McDaniels and Corey Brewer will be busy Friday. 33 minutes ago
  • Harden, Ariza, Capela, Gordon out Friday
    James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Eric Gordon and Clint Capela will all be rested on Friday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: They have been playing heavy minutes in the preseason and deserve a night off, and they are not even traveling with the team. Harden has been borderline ridiculous during the preseason with averages of 29.0 points, 7.5 assists, 6.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 2.9 treys, making a strong case to be the top pick in fantasy this season. Tyler Ennis and Bobby Brown will get a look at point guard tonight. 44 minutes ago
    New Player Note
    James Harden Hou - PG,SG,SF
  • Terrence Ross will play, Cory Joseph will not
    Terrence Ross (knee) will play on Friday vs. the Wizards, while Cory Joseph (illness) has been ruled out.

    Advice: Ross was able to get up some shots on Wednesday and this confirms that he will be ready for opening night, barring a setback. The Raptors have been talking him up a ton, but he's not a lock to be the first wing off the bench with Norman Powell around. Ross is only on the radar in deeper formats. Today, 8:24 am
  • ESPN: Wolves interested in Iman Shumpert
    According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, the Wolves are among "several teams" who are interested in acquiring Iman Shumpert from the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Shumpert hasn't lived up to expectations after signing a four-year, $40 million deal prior to last season, as he shot just 37.4 percent from the field and 29.5 percent from deep in 2015-16. The report adds that the Cavs won't salary-dump Shumpert for nothing, though they could significantly improve their tax situation if they find a suitor for the SG. His upside isn't great, so there's no need to stash him. On a side note, Zach LaVine's owners have nothing to worry about. Today, 7:17 am
  • Nuggets pick up Gary Harris' option
    The Nuggets have picked up their team option on Gary Harris.

    Advice: A report by Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post on Thursday indicated the Harris is still "a ways away" from playing, but his current timetable has him returning the court in early November. Once healthy, Harris will be the starting SG and he has mid-round upside for his treys and steals, so he's definitely worth taking in the late rounds. Today, 6:54 am
  • Evan Fournier scores 24 points vs. Pelicans
    Evan Fournier scored 24 points against the Pelicans on Thursday, adding three rebounds, one assist, four steals and four 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

    Advice: He's scored at least 20 points in three of his last four preseason games, so it's become very clear he'll be carrying the scoring burden for the Magic. Fournier already hit 2.0 treys per game last year on his way to 15.4 points, so it's fair to expect increases in both departments. He's a strong target in the early middle rounds. Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Gary Harris still a ways away
    Gary Harris (groin) is still "a ways away" from playing, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.

    Advice: It's been mostly positives on Harris lately with the third-year guard doing some shooting pre-game. There isn't a formal timetable on Harris, but the window based on a handful or reports seems to be at some point in early November. Despite the Nuggets taking two shooting guards in the first round, Harris should still get plenty of run. His injury caused him to slide to become a solid pick in the last two rounds. Yesterday, 4:31 pm
  • Arron Afflalo expects to be ready for opener
    Arron Afflalo (strained glute) said that he expects to play in Sacramento's regular-season opener against the Suns.

    Advice: Afflalo sat out Sacramento's previous preseason game, but he described the strained glute as a minor injury, so it doesn't sound like this is an issue that will linger into the regular season. Afflalo was in an ideal situation to produce in New York last year, but only managed to put up 15th-round value in standard 9-cat leagues. He has some more competition for minutes in Sacramento, so he's not worth drafting in standard leagues. Yesterday, 4:00 pm
  • Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) questionable Friday
    Pablo Prigioni (left shoulder) is questionable to play in Friday's preseason finale against the Spurs.

    Advice: If there's any doubt about the health of Prigioni's shoulder, you can bet that he won't be taking the court Friday night. Prigioni will turn 40 years old this season, and is not worth a draft pick in any setting. Yesterday, 2:18 pm
  • Hawks waive Jarrett Jack (knee) on Thursday
    The Hawks have waived Jarrett Jack.

    Advice: Jack signed a guaranteed deal with the Hawks for the veteran's minimum as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so his salary will go against the Hawks cap this season. He's still rehabbing from knee surgery, and won't be ready for opening night, but Jack should be able to latch on with another team for the minimum. With Jack gone, it'll be Malcolm Delaney serving as Dennis Schroder's primary backup, and Will Bynum now has a decent shot of making the team. Yesterday, 2:05 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad (hip) practices Thursday
    Shabazz Muhammad (right hip soreness) went through a full practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Muhammad is going to be re-evaluated again following Friday morning's shootaround, so for now we'll be considering him questionable for tomorrow's preseason finale against the Hornets. It's going to be difficult for Muhammad to make a difference in most fantasy leagues while the Timberwolves are at full strength. Yesterday, 1:00 pm
  • Alex Abrines (hip) limited to shooting Thurs
    Alex Abrines (hip) was limited to some light shooting during Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Abrines' hip injury doesn't sound all that serious, so he should be good to go once the regular season tips. However, he's not going to have a large enough role in the rotation to command fantasy value in any setting. Yesterday, 12:18 pm
  • Warriors waive G Cameron Jones
    The Warriors have waived G Cameron Jones.

    Advice: With Shaun Livingston, Patrick McCaw and Ian Clark already on the roster, the Dubs just had no need to for another guard. Yesterday, 11:57 am
    Not Active
  • Nick Young drops 19 points w/ five 3-pointers
    Nick Young scored 19 points as the Lakers' starting SF on Wednesday, making 7-of-13 shots with five 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and zero turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Young's effort on both ends of the court has been impressive this preseason, and coach Luke Walton has taken note. "[Young] was messing with Kevin Durant tonight," Walton said. "That's not easy." The veteran swingman seems committed to earning a substantial role despite L.A.'s youth movement, but fantasy owners should view him in context -- Young has yet to crack the top-100 (8-cat or 9-cat) in his nine-year career. Wednesday, 10:56 pm
    Player Note
    Nick Young LAL - SG,SF
  • Lou Williams back in action, comes off bench
    Lou Williams (rest) returned to action on Wednesday with seven points, three assists, one steal and a rare block in 16 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Williams was held out of Saturday's game to get some rest, and he still seems like the favorite to start at SG alongside D'Angelo Russell on opening night. His scoring will be necessary for the neophyte Lakers, in either case, and he's a decent late-round source of scoring, 3-pointers and heavily-weighted FT percentage. Wednesday, 10:15 pm
  • Eric Gordon scores 13 points as starter
    Eric Gordon scored 13 points with one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Rockets were launching treys in this game with 39 attempts, making just 12. Gordon attempted seven of them and figures to be chucking plenty more as the favorite to start. His downside is there due to a slew of injuries, but he's a big beneficiary of Pat Beverley (knee) not being healthy. Wednesday, 8:28 pm
  • Trevor Ariza not having good preseason
    Trevor Ariza scored three points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's been a rough preseason for Ariza. In his five games against NBA teams this month, he's only made 29.7 percent from the field with averages of 7.2 points, 5.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.2 treys. His minutes should still be safe in the mid 30s and should be one of a handful of players to have at least 2.0 steals and treys. If he starts sliding in the middle rounds in standard leagues, you know what to do. Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Nick Young will start on Wednesday
    Nick Young will start on Wednesday against the Warriors.

    Advice: He's actually having a pretty nice preseason and even coach Luke Walton praised Uncle P's defense. Young isn't a complete lock for the rotation, but he is helping his case this month. Wednesday, 5:27 pm
    Player Note
    Nick Young LAL - SG,SF
  • Shabazz Muhammad out with hip soreness
    Shabazz Muhammad (right hip soreness) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not play on Sunday, but that was reported as a rest day. Muhammad doesn't have a history with hip injuries and this is just reported as soreness, so he should be fine. Wednesday, 3:35 pm
  • Pablo Prigioni is still out
    Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) will not play on Wednesday and is expected to play on Friday.

    Advice: With Patrick Beverley (knee) and Prigioni out, James Harden is going to handle most of the point guard minutes. Tyler Ennis should be in the rotation with around 15-20 minutes tonight. Wednesday, 11:39 am
  • Eric Gordon will start on Wednesday night
    Eric Gordon will start next to James Harden on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The Harden PG era looks like it'll be underway tonight. Gordon should also benefit greatly as a key 3-pointers specialist for coach Mike D'Antoni. While Gordon is injury prone, he's coming off a 2.5 treys per game season and could flirt with 3.0 this year. He's a nice target in the late rounds. Wednesday, 11:26 am
  • Jarrett Jack (knee) gets up shots at practice
    Jarrett Jack (right knee surgery) was able to get some shots up during Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: This is the first report we have of Jack going through any sort of basketball activity since the knee surgery, although he's still not able to take contact and remains doubtful for opening night. Jack will more than likely be brought along slowly this season, so there's no reason to burn a draft pick on him in most formats. Wednesday, 11:12 am
  • Terrence Ross (knee) out Wednesday vs. DET
    Terrence Ross (knee) will not suit up for Wednesday's preseason game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Ross was able to get on the court for some light shooting during Wednesday morning's shootaround, so he is making progress, although it seems unlikely that he'll be able to suit up for Toronto's final two preseason games. He should be good to go by opening night, but Ross won't be a fantasy hoops factor this season stuck in a reserve role fighting for minutes with Norman Powell. Wednesday, 9:39 am
  • Evan Fournier quiet in return for Magic
    Evan Fournier returned from a day of rest on Tuesday and hit just 3-of-10 shots for 10 points and one assist in a loss to the Heat.

    Advice: He didn't hit a 3-pointer or record any other stats, but then again, it was just a preseason game. Fournier should be poised for a nice season in Orlando and is going in the middle rounds of most drafts. Tuesday, 7:08 pm
  • Arron Afflalo, Matt Barnes out Tuesday
    Arron Afflalo (strained glute) and Matt Barnes (ribs) will not play vs. the Clippers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Afflalo has nothing to prove in the preseason and will be the starter at SG on opening night, assuming this injury is as minor as it sounds. However, his upside is low after averaging 12.8 points, 3.7 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.3 treys and 0.4 steals in 33.4 minutes per game for the Knicks last season. Garrett Temple, Ben McLemore and Malachi Richardson will see more run Tuesday. Tuesday, 5:22 pm
  • Jarrett Jack (knee) won't be ready for opener
    Head coach Mike Budenholzer confirmed on Tuesday that Jarrett Jack (right knee surgery) will not be ready for Atlanta's regular-season opener against the Wizards.

    Advice: Jack hasn't even been able to practice with the team yet, so it's not surprising that his rehab will extend into the regular season. Malcolm Delaney will be serving as Dennis Schroder's primary backup to begin the year, but neither Delaney nor Jack will have any tangible value in standard leagues this season. Tuesday, 3:11 pm
  • Alex Abrines (hip) out Tuesday vs. Denver
    Alex Abrines (hip flexor) has been ruled out for Tuesday's preseason game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: With Abrines on the sidelines Tuesday night, Semaj Christon should be able to pick up some extra minutes, although neither of these guys will have any fantasy value when the regular season begins. Tuesday, 11:56 am
  • Alex Abrines (hip flexor)
    Alex Abrines (hip flexor) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Sunday, but it doesn't sound serious. Abrines has shown some solid defense to go with his shooting touch, so he could get in the rotation at times. Monday, 11:04 am
  • Terrence Ross (knee) targeting opening night
    Terrence Ross (knee) did not practice on Monday but the Raptors are expecting him back next week.

    Advice: Additionally, the Raptors believe he will be ready for opening night. Ross has been hyped quite a bit by the Raptors this summer, but his fantasy outlook is still pretty bleak -- he's going to be fighting for minutes off the bench with impressive second-year player Norman Powell. Ross is only on the radar in deeper leagues. Monday, 10:59 am
  • Alex Abrines exits Sunday w/ bruised hip
    Thunder SG Alex Abrines didn't return to Sunday's game after bruising his right hip.

    Advice: Abrines has impressed coach Billy Donovan this preseason, but he has an uphill battle to earn a spot in the rotation. Consider him day-to-day. Sunday, 6:40 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad (rest) out Sunday vs. OKC
    Shabazz Muhammad (rest) will not suit up for Sunday's exhibition game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Muhammad isn't dealing with any sort of injury, but this is a preseason back-to-back set, so Thibodeau is also resting his entire starting five. Nemanja Bjelica could flirt with close to 40 minutes tonight. Sunday, 3:59 pm
  • James Harden just misses a triple-double
    James Harden almost dropped a preseason triple-double on Saturday with 14 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, one steal and seven turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: There really is nothing left to say on Harden. He's going to have numerous monster lines in a breakneck-pace offense as the team's "point guard" this season and should be among the league leaders in points, assists, threes and steals. He makes an extremely strong case as the top pick in almost any fantasy format. Saturday, 9:11 pm
    New Player Note
    James Harden Hou - PG,SG,SF
  • D'Antoni: Eric Gordon could start for Rockets
    Mike D'Antoni said that Eric Gordon could start over Patrick Beverley (knee) for the Rockets.

    Advice: D'Antoni said that Gordon isn't starting on Saturday because he wants to keep him in the role that he's expected to have when Beverley returns, but then added in the same breath that EJ could eventually start over Beverley. It doesn't sound like even D'Antoni is sure on exactly what he wants to do, but it's nice to have options. Regardless of whether he starts or comes off the bench, Gordon should play closer to starter's minutes and looks like a good late-round source of 3-pointers and scoring so long as he remains on the court. Saturday, 3:35 pm
  • Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) will not play Sat.
    Pablo Prigioni (left shoulder sprain) will not play on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He was doubtful coming in, so this isn't a surprise. Tyler Ennis could see some extended minutes with Patrick Beverley (knee) sidelined, as well. Saturday, 3:28 pm
  • Arron Afflalo to be rested on Saturday night
    Arron Afflalo (rest) will not play on Saturday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: AA doesn't have anything to prove to his new team, so he'll join fellow teammate Rudy Gay on the sidelines for this one. Saturday, 3:16 pm
  • Jarrett Jack (knee) still not practicing yet
    Jarrett Jack (right knee surgery) is still not practicing with the Hawks.

    Advice: Although the point guard said that his rehab is "progressing," we're considering him doubtful for opening night given he hasn't participated in a single practice to date and stated that the team isn't rushing his return. Assuming Jack misses time in the regular season, rookie Malcolm Delaney—who has turned heads since arriving from Europe—will serve as Dennis Schroder's backup. For what it's worth, Jack is hopeful to begin some shooting exercises and non-contact practice work next week. Saturday, 1:05 pm
  • Iman Shumpert will move back to bench
    Iman Shumpert is now expected to come off the bench this season.

    Advice: J.R. Smith agreed to a four-year deal with the Cavs on Friday and should be back in the starting lineup. The Cavaliers don't have a lot of depth in their backcourt, so maybe Shumpert can see more than the 24.4 minutes per game he saw last season. With that said, he doesn't have much upside and is only worth a look in very deep leagues. Saturday, 7:02 am
  • T-Ross out again on Friday
    Terrence Ross (knee) will not play on Friday.

    Advice: He tweaked his knee on a 360-degree jam in practice earlier this week. The good news is that the MRI came back clean, so he should be ready for the regular season. Friday, 2:56 pm
  • Lou Williams (rest) will not play Saturday
    Lou Williams (rest) will not play on Saturday.

    Advice: It's a scheduled day off for Williams. While he has been more of a sixth man in his career, he might be starting at shooting guard with Jordan Clarkson behind him. With Williams out, Clarkson or Nick "Uncle P" Young are the likely starters. Friday, 2:32 pm
  • Evan Fournier, D.J. Augustin out for Friday
    Evan Fournier and D.J. Augustin will be rested on Friday and won't play against the Pacers.

    Advice: The Magic will start Elfrid Payton, Mario Hezonja, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic tonight. Fournier should have a big chance this year to exceed his 17.9 points per game after the break last year. There usually isn't a high demand for Fournier in fantasy drafts, but he's a solid pick in the middle rounds. For tonight, hopefully Super Mario can capitalize on his extra minutes. Friday, 2:28 pm
  • Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) doubtful Saturday
    Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: It's a left shoulder sprain, so he's not going to play in a meaningless game. Regardless, Prigioni will not have any fantasy value as the third-string PG in Houston. Friday, 9:57 am
  • Gary Harris won't rule out season opener
    Gary Harris (groin) won't rule out playing in the season opener, but added that it's not a target date either.

    Advice: "I’m just going day by day, just trying to get better each day," Harris said. "That’s two weeks down the road: We’ll see. I’m just trying to get better each day." He got up some shots on Thursday and said he felt "fine," but he said that was the first day that he tried to do anything. A return in early November is probably a little more realistic, but savvy fantasy owners shouldn't be afraid to pounce on his discounted price. Friday, 8:45 am
  • Alex Abrines has best NBA game
    Alex Abrines scored 19 points with two rebounds, one steal and five 3-pointers in 34 minutes on Thursday.

    Advice: He is really impressing coach Billy Donovan with his defense and he's coming around as a more complete scorer. He didn't have any 3-pointers in his previous two games and only had three two-point makes in his three preseason games. Abrines doesn't have much fantasy value. Thursday, 8:52 pm
  • Terrence Ross out for Thursday
    Terrence Ross (knee) will not play against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He tweaked his knee on a 360 jam, but the MRI came back clean. Chances are he will be missing time with this, but there is no timetable just yet. Ross is having himself a nice preseason, averaging 13.0 points per game. He's still going to be behind DeMarre Carroll during the season, though. With him out, there should be more minutes for Norman Powell. Thursday, 4:07 pm
  • Jarrett Jack won't play against Pistons Thurs
    Jarret Jack (right knee surgery) won't play against the Pistons on Thursday.

    Advice: Jack is still recovering from knee surgery and it looks like his absence may extend into the season. He won't have much fantasy value playing behind Dennis Schroder anyway and can be left undrafted in standard fantasy leagues. Thursday, 9:15 am
  • Shabazz Muhammad sinks 7-of-10 FGs for 18 pts
    Shabazz Muhammad caught fire in the fourth quarter on Wednesday, finishing a 105-88 win vs. the Nuggets with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting.

    Advice: Muhammad had a few rough shooting nights to start the preseason, but he looked great tonight. The former lottery pick attacked the basket and showed improved proficiency from deep -- he sank his only 3-point attempt tonight, making him 3-of-6 from that range in the preseason. Playing time will be the biggest challenge for Muhammad, but he'll be a popular pickup if injuries thin out the Wolves' rotation. Wednesday, 7:44 pm
  • James Harden posts 14-8-6 line in 24 minutes
    James Harden racked up the stats in limited minutes during Wednesday's preseason win over the Pelicans, registering 14 points, eight assists, six boards, one steal and five turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Yes, the turnovers will likely be an issue for Harden this season, but his ridiculous stat lines will make that easy to forgive. He’ll be a popular No. 1 overall target on draft day, and justifiably so. Trevor Ariza finished the game with nine points, four boards, one triple and two steals, while Ryan Anderson tallied 11 points, seven rebounds, one triple, one block and one turnover through 22 minutes of action. Wednesday, 7:24 am
    New Player Note
    James Harden Hou - PG,SG,SF
  • Pablo Prigioni leaves game w/ shoulder injury
    Pablo Prigioni was forced out of Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Pelicans with a strained left shoulder, and he will not return.

    Advice: Prigioni took a hard hit from Alexis Ajinca, and that was enough to end the 39-year-old's evening. Prigioni will have a negligible role behind Patrick Beverley this season, so he's not worth drafting in any format. Wednesday, 6:24 am
  • Nick Young scores 14 points w/ four treys
    Nick Young scored 14 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 23 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Believe it or not, Young has actually outplayed Brandon Ingram in the preseason so far. However, he's not guaranteed a roster spot and he's been on the trade block for a while, but he's at least giving the Lakers something to think about with his strong play. He even looked good on defense tonight. Regardless, Young's fantasy outlook is still in the ditch until further notice. Tuesday, 10:19 pm
    Player Note
    Nick Young LAL - SG,SF
Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported by Yahoo Fantasy. Please download a supported browser.